Focus On: Specialty Certification

Certification in one’s specialty is no longer just something that’s “nice to have.” While not a requirement for practice, more and more employers are seeking out nurses who exhibit a commitment to excellence in their area of practice through specialty certification. This is especially true for those hospitals which are seeking Magnet Recognition® and need to meet eligibility standards. Read the recent journal articles below to learn more about the value of specialty certification.

Certification News for 2021!
Plastic Surgical Nursing, January/March 2021

Certification: Caring for Yourself
Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October 2020

Celebrating Certification
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, March/April 2020

Constructing a Sensitizing Definition of Certification in Nursing: A Consensus-Based Approach
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, January 2019

Practice Standards for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Specialty
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, October/December 2018

Exploring the Relationship Between Nursing Specialty Certification and Surgical Site Infections
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, July/August 2018

Is there a ‘K’ in certification?
Lippincott® NursingCenter®, August 2018
Journal of Trauma Nursing, November/December 2017
Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December 2017

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